The Cultural Collections Reading Room: Photo by Giles Martin
Welcome to Cultural Collections, incorporating the University Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections. It is the home of the historical and cultural memory of the University and its regional context. We are located on level 2 of the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Australia. Our opening hours are 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Our role is to protect and safeguard the documentary history of the University and its regional context for current research and for future generations.
Our resources include:
- the Cultural Collections blog
- the Coal River Working Party website
- The Friends of the University of Newcastle website
- a very large database of photographs showing the history of the University and that of the Newcastle, Hunter and Lake Macquarie regions on our popular Flickr site
- the University Archives, including those of the University and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. Here you will also find Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Faculty handbooks from previous years.
- the Digital Scriptorium, which links to thousands of digitised items
- the Mayfield Website
- historical information about the names and places of the University
Searching the Holdings
View our Cultural Collections Search page to search our site.
For our University of Newcastle, Schools & Hospitals State Archives holdings please consult the Archives Investigator Database at State Records NSW: The New South Wales Government's Archives and Records Management Authority.
To search our regional research collections please consult the Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts (RAAM) or the Unlocking Regional Memory Database, an International Regional Collaborative Project with the University of Wollongong, University of New England and University of Newcastle.
For our Rare Books and other Special Collections holdings please consult the Newcat Catalogue.